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James Tennant
TENNANT, James.

TENNANT, James.
(1808 - 1881)

(Born: Lipton near Southwell, Nottingsham, England, 8 February 1808; Died: London, England, 23 February 1881) English mineralogist & geologist.

Biographical references: Allibone, Dictionary of English Literature, 1859-71. American Journal of Science: 3rd Series, 21 (1881), 338. Barr, Index to Biographical Fragments, 1973: 258. BBA: I 1070, 379-383; II 1797, 262-263. Boase, Modern English Biography, 1892-1921. Cleevely, World PalŠontological Collections, 1983: 285. DNB. Geological Magazine: 8 (1881), December 2, 238-9. Lambrecht & Quenstedt, Catalogus, 1938: 425. Proceedings of the Geological Society, London: 1881-2, 48-9. Quarterly Journal of Geological Society of London: 38 (1882), 48-9. Sarjeant, Geologists, 1980: 3, 2249. WBI.

Geology, mineralogy, and crystallography. By ... D.T. Ansted ... Prof. Tennant ... and W. Mitchell. (London, 1855).
See under: Ansted, David Thomas.

1. English, 1856.
Mineralogy and Crystallography being a Classification of Crystals according to Form, an Arrangement after Chemical Composition. London, Charles Griffin, 1856.

8░: iv, 290-587 p., 396 illus., diagrams, tables.

Scarce. The strange pagination arises from this work originally being published and abstracted from Inorganic Nature, vols. X-XVIII. A reissue with a new title page, of one of the treatises contained in vol. 5, of "Orr's Circle of the Sciences."

Related work, 1858: Catalogue of Fossils found in the British Isles, forming the private collection of James Tennant. London, 1858. 12░. [BL, 7105.a.35.]

Bibliographical references: BL [8707.d.31.]. NUC: 586, 344-5 [NT 0092572].

2. English, 1860.
[Contained within a single rule border:] Mineralogy and Crystallography: | being | A Classification Of Crystals, | according to their form; | and | An Arrangement Of Minerals, | after their chemical composition. | By | [Authors printed in two columns:] Professor Tennant, F.G.S., | [... 3 lines of titles and memberships...] | Rev. Walter Mitchell, M.A., | [... 3 lines of titles and memberships...] | London adn Glasgow: | Richard Griffin and Company, | Publishers to the University of Glasgow. | 1860.

8░: [i]-iv, 290-587, [1] p., 396 illus., diagrams, tables.

Contents: [i-ii], Title page, verso blank.; [iii]-iv, "Introductory Notice."-dated January 1856.; [289]-556, Text.; [557]-587, "Index | To | Crystallography And Mineralogy."; [1 pg], Blank.

Scarce. Reissue of the 1856 edition with a new title page.

Bibliographical references: BL [no copy listed]. NUC: 586, 344-5 [NT 0092574].

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